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Rebecca Leach to Share Expertise at Knoxville Brewing and Distilling Center

By November 26, 2019March 19th, 2020No Comments

Rebecca Leach, Craft Beverage Industry Specialist at Strate Insurance Group, has been asked to be a guest Subject Matter Expert at the Knoxville Brewing and Distilling Center. Leach will teach Insurance and Risk Management as a part of the Professional Brewing and Distilling Technology certificate program.


All students in the certificate program must complete Brewery Business Foundations classes. Insurance is part of the safety training curriculum for students. The purpose of the class is to educate students on why, how, and what insurance products they may need. Leach’s class covers four key areas: property, liability, auto liability, and workers’ compensation.


“While it is no secret I live and breathe insurance,” Leach said, “it’s equally no secret my passion for beer and those who make it. It is important to me that each student walks away feeling they learned something that will add value to their career in the craft brewing industry, regardless of their path.”


The Brewery Business Foundations program is designed for individuals who want to open their own brewery, work for a brewery, or take their homebrewing to the next level.


Leach specializes in Craft Beverage Insurance and Risk Management and works with a variety of breweries and distilleries to manage their risk. She is passionate about the craft beverage industry and enjoys homebrewing. In 2018, she completed the homebrewing class at the Knoxville Brewing and Distilling Center.


In May of 2019, Leach spoke to members of the Knoxville Area Brewer’s Association (KABA) about insurance and risk management. The brewers were extremely interested in the topic, and the idea to bring the presentation to the Brewing and Distilling Center was born.


“We are proud of the relationships Rebecca has formed in the craft beverage industry,” said Tom Strate, President of Strate Insurance Group. “It is a tight-knit community with a lot of smart people, and we are honored to work with them. Cheers to Rebecca and her success!”


About Strate Insurance Group, Inc.

Strate Insurance Group is an independent, Trusted Choice insurance agency, providing family insurance, business insurance, risk management services, and employee benefits. For more information, call (423) 318-5800, or visit